Covina Argus from Covina, California on January 11, 1908 · Page 7
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 7

Covina, California
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Saturday, January 11, 1908
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TRV THE COV IN A FURNITUREGO. SAFEST PLACE TC TRADE FOR ANYTHING IN THE LINE OF FURNITURE or FLOOR (OVCRINOS W. Q. CUSTER, Manager Pooley's (oviiw Nurseries Choice ferns ntid potted- plants, roses, carnations and o.thcr ornamental tree* in season. Rnles yard, corner of First street and San Bernardino Road. HOLLAND AND HER PEOPLE '*, W system of water building itself of one of these the front is the room and alone; Land of Windmills and Canals is One to Love. Some people win our admiration, others make us love them. Paris dazzles nnd delights by its vivacity and its .lavish art, yet leaves its admirer cold. Not so with Holland, .dear little lowland of feather beds t and wooden shoes and windmills and canals. It ties one's affection about it almost more than any other. In contrast with Belgium, its neighbor under similar conditions, its charm is altogether in the country. But not in natural scenery. Holland breaks the rule that God made the country. If is all manmade, or rescued, as one realizes when be stands beside the great dykes and hears the sea outside surging above bis head. Yet the people seem more devoutly grateful than many to whom nature has given much. On Sunday every whop is colsed and for half an hour before church time the streets are long processions moving in the one direction, toward the sounding bell. It is only for their poster effect that some of the quaint features of Holland are portrayed so often. We did not find half so many gee^e as in German villages, but we did sleep on feathers, and many a night our only cover was another feather bed, but that is ample for a warm night. Neither does everyone wear wooden shoes, although the working classes quite generally do. After watching the clumsy wooden bowl slip up and down at every step we understand better why the Dutch woman is always knitting, in her kitchen, at her shop, even while she tramps back and forth to market. She^is always creating but the wooden shoe is right on her heel with its work of destruction. It seems possible that even the picturesque "molin" or windmill may have to yield its place to steam or gasoline. For us, the saddest eight in Holland was a gigantic mill in the tower of which a gasoline engine was exploding spitefully, while •the mill stretched out stiff, skeleton arms as if imploring aid against the creature robbing it of home and the right to labor. But as yet there are plenty of them left. They are still widely used to p t ump out the water and saw the lumber and grind the grain. They stand sentinel along all main canals and whole regiments of them in milling centers. Whatever qlse may change or pass away, the most characteristic Feature of the Netherlands, their canals must remain. They are multitudinous in number, and sizes and purposes. There are the North Sea and the North Holland canals which stretch entirely across the peninsula in two . directions from Amsterdam, big enough to admit the largest Atalntic liners. Except for the gigantic locka, by which vessels are raised from them to the level of the sea, or' lowered into them, as the case may be, they do not offer special novelty. At the other extreme are the ditches used as drains and fences. A fence is a rare sight in the lowlands, only gates standing high and lonely on the bridges. One may .drive for hours along the aide of a Vnnlder," the bottom of a drained . ' ( past thousands of acres that, 1 j a .liatancfi appear as one field ;• M w 'th great herds of milk COWH, . JUL are instead checked off by narrow deep sunken canals, with one to a half dozen cows segregated on each little island. It is on the intermediate sizes, however, the common highwaya of the people, that the moat picturesque life is seen. The main country road, as it were, will be fifty or. a hundred feet wide, and perhaps ten or twenty feet above the level of the Eurroundiug country. It connects the large cities and along it BH their main street the villages are threaded. Molin mills, located on it, receive the farmer's grain and dump hack the meal into bis boat. All the village industries, its ahops, and houses face the Mater, and in it the women rub out the weekly wash. Water craft of every description | ly upon it from deep, blunt nosed boat a hundred ami fifty feet li-u^ propelled by enormous tails or tugged i,y st«-Hin, to the little Hat bout that the farmer ' '| nits'' aJnnp. Tho dairy industry will serve to illustrate IHIM completely all business is adjusted to the highways. The stands on the bank larger canals. At milk and churning the tow path stacks of shiuiug copper covered nans are set to sun. Back from the milk room extends the long 'apartment where the cows are fed i and milked, and behind the row of houses on the cannl street is the pasture. O'ff on a section devoted to BEAUMONT Land Going Up! Prices Go Up January 9th, 1908. Beaumont Buy Now The progress of Beaumont has startled the whole realty world. Sales have been made in nearly every state in the Union, though the great majority of sales have been made to those in Southern California, who know the property, or have taken pains t,o verify the statements made regarding it. The building era has expanded and the whole city feels the impetus of increasing activity. Remarkable Water Developments Going Forward Now. Water for domestic and irrigating purposes is found at a depth of 16 to 20 feet south of the Southern Pacific railway. On the north and 400 feet above the level of the city, a 10 inch well down now to a depth approaching 300 feet is in water up to within 17 feet of the surface. This remarkable development is attracting attention everywhere and is having an uplifting tendency on the value of lands already in the hands of purchasers as well as on the value of lands unsold. The'sales reached and passed the 1100,000 mark Thursday, Deo. 26. City Mains Being Rapidly Extended Work on the city mains is going forward as fast as the men and means can do the work, the entire city presenting an activity striking to all visitors. In view of all these encouraging features; in justice to the land itself, the finest fruit, grape, and poultry laud in California; in view of the increased value of the land possessing such remarkable water; and in justice to the expended capital which has made all these things possible The price of lands and lots will be advanced 15 per centThurs- day,Jan.9 The present price of ciity lots is from $70 up. These aro large lots fronting on wide 80 foot streets, and water piped to the door. Th« prew- out price of land with water stock is $875 and up in 5 acre tracts, (iraiu, grape land and poultry lauds range from $85 to $100 un acre. The terms are may for either the home- seeker or investor. Buy before the advance and go and see for yourself on one of our dollar excursions on Thursdays and Sundays. Our special trains will f*op for you on notice at Dolgevillu, El Monte, Basset, Hun Gabriel, Covina, Pomona and all other stations on Southern Pacific between Los Angeles and Heaiimont, One dollar there and back is the tariff. Don't wait and be sorry- Buy now and be g'^d. Kjiccial ratoa from all points. Cut out and mail this coupon now. iri'l aii.l Waiirr Company r;«-ii>f i-.trl.'i lit". li!«'l it.t urf: 'rf.v Ii'-au(nont and th*; fruil la/.da in .-ia Naji.o A' *j/at '1 i farming the. beets are run out by barrow upon the small bonCs that thread the drain and fence canals. These loads are then pushed up beside the main canal, which is several feet higher,, and transferred to'one of the bit? vessels, which is then towed to the very door of thn dairy and the boats put into long rioks, well thatched, for the winter. Or the dairyman fills his boat with refuse slops at the factories, stops i£ in front of his burn, and pumps tho liquid feed into a reservoir whence- it may bo drawn by gravity as needed. In an equally handy way the products of tho dairy nre loaded upon the boat at the front door and run to the market in the largo city. The refuse from the stables is dumped into the small boat at the rear, transferred to a larger one and floated nway to the farms and gardens, where the finest bulbs in the world nre raised. The life and business of most of the larger cities is adjusted as completely to the system of water thoroughfares, for each is a northern Venice, built of brick, instead of marble. Certainly there are roads all over Holland and narrow streets along the sides of city canals. There are railways and street cars as well as wagons and carriages. But the canals are the chief thoroughfares of business] and from the topography of the country they seem certain to remain so. The Dutch are active and hard working in comparison with their Flemish neighbors. A water scone on the northern Lowlands is one of action, not of dreamy drifting. The small .craft are driven vigorously along by stalwart men, the larger ones towed by horses and the regular traffic for the most part hurried along the stream. The Dutch love of cleanliness extends to their waterways, which are scrubbed out fre- quently enough to keep them sweet and oien'nW V : i'-;.>'' v ; There seem to he two classes of Dutch who still cling to the quaint old fashioned garments and custom*). One which apparently loves the old ways, seems to object to the notice it attracts. We. spent a half day in a fishing village trying to photograph the groups of loco cupped and woo'len shod women among their racks of drying clothes. lint, no sooner did a camera appear than word was culled from one to another and tho street \vns left deserted. It, was only by moving to a now section and snapping out through n hole in our rain cape that wo wore at last, partially successful. There is another class about more tourist haunted sections that clings to onoostrial customs for tho revenue it brings. They will pose willingly — if there are tips in sight. In a small village we had taken four youngsters but during tho process a dozen more with their mothers had surrounded us. Then the whole mob closed on the photographer pcream- ing, "Monae, Mouae." It was only by scattering some coppers in tho crowd and seizing tho free moment that ho finally oscapod. Notice. The regular annual meeting of the stockholders of the First National Bank of Covina, Cal., will be held at its banking rooms on Tuesday, January 14, 1908, between the hours of 10 a. m. a\ul 4 p.m., for the purpose of electing 1 a board of directors and tiunsact- hitf any other business that may come before the meeting. W. M. GRISWOLD, Cashier. December 7, 1907. We have several cash , buyers for residence lots njpd ranch property. Also from $1000 to $5000 to loan on first mortgage. I. C. Fairly Co. Select Your Route TOURIST CARS To the EAST Via New Orleans, El Paso or Ogden Personally Conducted Tourist Excursions from Los Angeles to New Orleans, Washington, Cincinnati, Louisville, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, Omaha, Minneapolis, St. Paul and other points in the East without change of cars. Through the warmer climate of the South, with its rice and cotton fields; or over the route of the Pioneers of '49, and across Great Salt Lake—"going to sea on a train." D. B. SCIIENCK, Agent, Covina Home phone 144 or G. L. TRAVIS, Commercial Agent, Pomona Home phono 61; Sunset Main 70 Southern Pacific Los Angeles Office, 600 M. Spring- St., corner Sixth S*$$$$$S«$«$$*$$$$^^ County Division Platform 1. GOVERNMENT Home people in full control of Home affairs. 2. EXPENSES The most economical administration which may be had,with efficient government. Santa Cruz county cost (13th class) $04,211.81 New county cost (13th class) 96,534.00 Orange county cost (15th class) 103,227.18 Riverside county cost (20th class) 124,398.16 San Bernardino (10th class) 228,956.70 It cost less last year to run both Orange and.Riverside counties, with combined valuations of $34,700,000.00 than San Bernardino county on a valuation of $25,646,000.00 The small county is the best and cheapest. 3. ROADS The best roads which can be built. The money to be raised by bonds or direct tax as the tax payers may determine through their supervisors. 4. HORTICULTURAL COMMISSION Citrus men in control of citrus affairs throughout. They know what they want and can pay for anything their industry demands. San Bernardino county wants to quit county fumigating, according to their supervisors' statement. Now is the time to let them quit. 5. FRUIT PRICES Citrus fruits sold on its merits and by its well known brands. 6. REPORTS Such records transcribed as the now county needs and may secure without wasting publio 7. VALUATIONS AND TAX RATES The increased valuations now being published make it assured that a tax rate for next year in the new county of $.636 will be more than sufficient to run the county. Thia estimate is backed by unqualified approval by the auditors of Orange and Riverside counties. 8. NOW ISTHETIHE If organized at once the new county will begin with money on hand from this year's taxe» amounting to a sum from $120,000.00 to $135,000.00, to cover expenses for the remaining eight months of the fiscal year. This will leave a balance of $40,000.00 to $60,000.00 above necessary expenses. To v/ait means to lose tbia revenue, to become a part of Pasadena's county, or to be shunted off from Loa Angeles county with only the territory between Covina and Claremont for the new county. NOW IS THE TIME funds. V

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